Are you a web developer who wants to get your code into a Windows store app? Kraig Brockschmidt’s excellent new book is for you, at the right price: $0.00. From the introduction:
Many insights have come from working directly with real-world developers on their real-world apps. As part of the Windows Ecosystem team, myself and my teammates have been on the front lines bringing those first apps to the Windows Store. This has involved writing bits of code for those apps and investigating bugs, along with conducting design, code, and performance reviews with members of the Windows engineering team. As such, one of my goals with this book is to make that deep understanding available to many more developers, including you.
Kraig covers essential topics like controls, styling, data binding, live tiles, and background tasks, as seen from the vanguard of development on the new Windows 8 platform. Imagine your web app running on Windows 8, enhanced with all of the new contracts and extensions, like Share, Search, and Play To, and available for purchase through the Windows store.